Tim Illson

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Labour leadership contender criticises her rival’s proposal not to compensate investors and introduce quantitative easing, warning of effect on pensions<p>Yvette Cooper has accused Jeremy Corbyn of giving anti-austerity policies a bad name in a detailed attack on his plans for the renationalisation of …

George Osborne

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED

Spiny grass and scraggly pines creep amid the arts-and-crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California's …

Lander which became first to touch down on a comet is not responding to commands, raising fears it may have moved again<p>The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, European scientists have said, raising fears it has moved again on its new home millions of miles from Earth.<p>The fridge-sized robotic …

Space

Benefit cap could drop 40,000 children into poverty, leaked memo warns

Internal government assessment seen by the Guardian shows lowering of welfare cap will be disastrous for families if parents are unable to find extra work<p>Tens of thousands of children face being plunged into poverty by government plans to lower the household benefit cap, leaked advice to ministers …

Housing

​Woman labelled ‘bad loser’ for asking re-elected Tory MP about rising homelessness

A Conservative MP from Reading already faces calls for his resignation after calling a woman a “bad loser” because she asked about the impact of austerity on homelessness.<p>Less a day after being re-elected as MP for Reading East, Rob Wilson became the subject of an online petition calling for his …

Tories dismiss proposed changes seen by BBC that include restricting child benefit to first two children and taxing disability benefits<p>A range of welfare benefits are potentially facing the axe or severe restrictions by the Conservatives after the general election, according to emails seen by the …

Employment

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Photograph: Martin Argles/Martin Argles for the Guardian<p>Sarah Brightman: booked her flight to the ISS.

Space Exploration

Dawn spacecraft starts to orbit Ceres in mission to photograph dwarf planet

The Dawn spacecraft has started orbiting Ceres, the largest-known body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, taking “close-up” images that scientists hope will reveal the mystery of a pair of bright spots on the dwarf planet.<p>Scientists have been intrigued by earlier images from the Nasa …

Astronomy

The Hubble telescope was launched in April 1990. Ever since, it has been providing astronomers with breathtaking images of the cosmos

Cosmology

Images from Dawn spacecraft reveal a pair of bright spots which scientists believe may be primordial ice reflecting sunlight<p>A Nasa probe that is speeding towards the largest object in the asteroid belt has spotted two mysterious shiny patches on the otherwise dark and cratered body.<p>The latest …

Astronomy

David Cameron: Jobless teenagers must carry out community work to get benefits

The Conservative Party puts welfare reform at the heart of its manifesto as it pledges to end the 'well worn path from the school gate and onto a life on benefits'<p>Tens of thousands of jobless teenagers will be barred from claiming benefits from "day one" unless they agree to carry out community …

United Kingdom

Greece fails to agree rescue package with eurozone finance ministers

Talks between Greece and its eurozone creditors collapsed in disarray on Monday night, heightening concerns that the country is edging closer to a disruptive exit from the single currency.<p>The breakdown of discussions in Brussels over the Greek bailout programme appeared to leave both sides as far …

Europe

Mars One mission: 100 hopefuls shortlisted for chance to leave Earth forever

The Mars One project aims to put the first humans on the Red Planet by 2024<p>Amateur astronauts hoping to make history by leaving Earth to live on Mars have been shortlisted for the one-way trip of a lifetime.<p>The final 100 candidates from the Mars One project have been whittled down from more than …

Space Science

Terrible books for ruining children’s health

People like books. Some argue that book sales are in decline, some argue that the opposite is true. Perhaps the book <i>industry</i> is going through tumultuous times, but books themselves seem to remain as popular as ever, with more people than ever writing them. It’s got to the point where practically …

Writing

16 Years After Its Inception, 'GoreSat' Set For Launch ... Soon

<b>Update 6:10 p.m. ET Launch Scrubbed</b><p>At t-minus 2 minutes and 26 seconds to launch, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed due to an issue with the system used to track the rocket. The team will review the issue and calculate the next available launch window in order to reschedule.<p><b>Our original post</b> …

Press conference on Friday will provide an update on the fate of the Mars spacecraft that disappeared on Christmas day in 2003<p>A British Mars lander that was lost on its way to the red planet more than a decade ago may have been spotted by an orbiting spacecraft.<p>The Beagle 2 lander was supposed to …

University of London